Secondary Education Certificate

EE @ PBC – Environmental Education at Plymouth Bluff Center

The W’s EE @ PBC program has partnered with the Youth Environmental Science (YES!) program to deliver experiential, field-based water resources education to all fifth grade students in the Starkville Municipal School system.  Using demonstrations, models, activities, trail hikes, field analyses and MUW’s 36’ pontoon boat/floating laboratory, students get an exciting and concentrated day learning about water resources.  Through its partnership with the YES! program, The W reaches approximately 400 students per year, exposing them to new concepts such as water resources, The W, Plymouth Bluff, and outdoor exploration.

Held mainly on Mondays and Tuesdays in fall and spring with 5th grade students from Henderson Ward-Stewart Elementary in Starkville.

EE @ PBC seeks to provide highly engaging and field-based educational curricula for teachers and students of the Golden Triangle region and beyond.  If possible, these programs would be made available to all groups free of charge.  Topics might include:  Water Resources, Geology, Astronomy, Wildlife Biology and Ecology, Atmospheric Science, and possibly Physics and Engineering.  Ideally, these programs would be funded through a mix of support from the University, private and corporate foundations, alumni, and grants.

Please contact Kenny Langley at the Office of Outreach & Innovation at 662.329.7159.

Conference Hotels

To receive the conference rate, mention - "Mississippi Association of Colleges Conference."

Courtyard by Marriott
1995 6th Street N.
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 245-1540
$129 per night, plus tax

Fairfield Inn & Suites
2011 6th Street North
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 241-1990
$109 per night, plus tax

Wingate by Wyndham Columbus
129 Brickerton Street
Columbus, MS 39701
(662) 327-9999
$85 per night, plus tax


The Passport to Wellness program is bringing the university and the community together throughout the year to create a culture of wellness through health knowledge and monthly events. These events will vary from community fitness events at the Riverwalk to partnering with Columbus Farmers' Market to highlight healthy food choices. All events are open to the public.  Click on the following events for more information.

May 2014

June 2014

  • Gardening Event - Reed Nevins, MS Extension Service

July 2014

  • Summer Exercises/Staying Safe Exercising Outside - Abby Malstrom, Downtown Columbus YMCA

August 2014

  • Back-to-School Health Event- Amanda Dahl, R.D.

September 2014

  • Natural Remedies/Vitamins/Minerals/Essential Oils Event - Robert White and Camile Baucome

October 2014

  • Women's Health Event - MUW H&K Department

November 2014

  • Diabetes/Cancer Event - MUW Nursing Department

December 2014

  • Exercise through the holidays Event - Melissa Parsons, YMCA

January 2015

  • Quick and Easy Healthy Dinners - MUW Chef Erich Ogle

February 2015

  • Heart Health/Stress Management - Amanda Coleman, Baptist Hospital

March 2015

  • Active Health Management/Onsite Wellness Coaching - Anglea Jones


Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities Conference



Mississippi University for Women will host the 81st Annual Conference on October 5-7, 2014.

The purpose of the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities (MAC) is to promote goodwill among colleges and universities, to stimulate academic and professional cooperation among the membership, to consider common problems, and to pursue those matters of common interest to the membership.


P.E. Teacher Summer Institute

The Passport to Wellness P.E. Teacher Summer Institute is a five-day training program that will take place on the Mississippi University for Women campus July 21 – 25, 2014.  Participants will engage in learning sessions from various experts in the field of Physical Education, receive Continuing Education Units for re-licensure,  a 24-week curriculum, resources, meals, and a training stipend.

Registration will open on March 1, 2014.  There are limited spaces available and preference will be given to current Physical Education/Health teachers in the Lowndes County and Columbus area – however, teachers from other districts and disciplines are welcome to apply.

Click here to apply for Summer Institute 2014

1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439